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The Bird fancier's recreation : being curious remarks on the nature of song-birds : with proper instuctions [sic] concerning the taking, feeding, breeding and teaching them, and to know the cock from the hen : also the manner of taken birds with lime-twigs, and preparations thereto : with an account of the distempers incident to song-birds, and the method to cure them (1770)

Author: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978, former owner. DSI
Subject: Birds; Songbirds; Bird trapping; Birds
Publisher: London : Printed for John Smith ...
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: 39088015707250
Digitizing sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Collection: biodiversity
Notes: no copyright

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Portion of imprint preceeding date has been crossed out

An adaptation of 'The bird-fancier's delight', London, 1714; this title 1st published in 1728

Signatures: A-H(A1? and H6 blank)

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SCNHRB copy (39088015707250) lacks 1st leaf, though an extra blank is present at end which could be the first blank preliminary

SCNHRB copy last two leaves with scribbles, including practice signatures of J. Dyer and John Davies

SCNHRB copy has bookplate of Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Alexander Wetmore. Inscribed in ink on front free endpaper: A. Wetmore

SCNHRB copy quarter bound in recent red goatskin and marbled paper boards, title in gilt on spine

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